All puffed up with no where to go

Ruffed Grouse

This Ruffed Grouse has been displaying in the backyard all fall. There are two females that he likes to entertain. They don’t seem to be impressed!

I’ve been trying to estimate how many grouse chicks there might be next summer. I think Ruffed Grouse have about 9-12 chicks in a brood and sometimes they haveĀ 2 broods per summer. With the 2 females, we could possibly have up to 60 chicks next year! Whoot! I’ll have to buy more feed.

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